February 26, 2015

Lateral hires with tenure, 2014-15

MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014

These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at various intervals during the year; recent additions are bolded.

 

*Christopher Buccafusco (intellectual property, behavioral/experimental law & economics) from Chicago-Kent College of Law to Cardozo Law School.

 

*Joshua Cohen (political philosophy) resigned from Stanford University (where he taught in Law, Philosophy & Political Science) in October 2014 to join Apple University.  He will now also be part-time at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Matthew Diller (administrative law, social welfare law & policy) from Cardozo Law School to Fordham University (as Dean).

 

*Marcella David (international law, foreign relations law) from the University of Iowa to Florida A&M University (as Provost).

 

*William Dodge (international law, international transactions, international dispute resolution) from the University of California, Hastings to the University of California, Davis.

 

*Elizabeth Garrett (legislation, administrative law) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University (to become President).

 

*Andrew Guzman (international law and trade, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to the University of Southern California (as Dean).

 

*Sonia Katyal (intellectual property, civil rights, privacy, property, law & sexuality) from Fordham University to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Gillian Lester (employment law) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (as Dean in January 2015).

 

*Erik Luna (criminal law & procedure) from Washington & Lee University to Arizona State University.

 

*Timothy Lytton (regulatory law and policy, administrative law, torts) from Albany Law School to Georgia State University.

 

*Andrei Marmor (legal philosophy) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University.

 

*Andrea Matwyshyn (law & technology, cyberlaw, privacy) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (untenured) to Northeastern University.

 

*Paul McGreal (constitutional law, law & religion, business ethics) from the University of Dayton to Creighton University (as Dean).

 

*Paul Ohm (law & technology, computer law, privacy, intellectual property) from the University of Colorado, Boulder to Georgetown University.

 

*Dave Owen (environmental law, natural resources, water law, administrative law) from the University of Maine to the University of California, Hastings.

 

*Dylan Penningroth (legal history) from Northwestern University (History Dept.) and American Bar Foundation to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*James Salzman (environmental law) from Duke University to the University of California, Los Angeles (Law) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (Environmental Science & Management). 

 

*David Schwartz (patents, intellectual property, empirical legal studies) from Chicago-Kent College of Law to Northwestern University.

 

*Kenneth Simons (torts, criminal law, law & philosophy) from Boston University to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*Alexander Somek (EU law, comparative constitutional law, legal theory) from the University of Iowa to the University of Vienna.

 

*Eric Talley (corporate law, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (in July 2015).

 

*Melanie Wilson (criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence) from the University of Kansas to the University of Tennessee (as Dean).

 

*Kathryn Zeiler (torts, health law, law & economics, empirical legal studies) from Georgetown University to Boston University. 

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 26, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

February 25, 2015

Speedy turnover of leadership at Washington & Lee

After the dramatic budgetary announcement by the University President last week, the current Washington & Lee Law Dean Nora Demleitner announced she was stepping down and the President has--already!--announced the new Dean.  One wonders whether there was any faculty consultation about this transition. 

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 25, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

February 23, 2015

DePaul Dean finalists...

...at Chicago Law Bulletin.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 23, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

February 21, 2015

UNC law faculty statement in support of Centers that Board of Governors propose to close or narrow.

The faculty statement is here.  The move by the Board of Governors is a case of naked political retaliation against outspoken liberal UNC law professor Gene Nichol.

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 21, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 20, 2015

My colleague Richard McAdams on his new book...

...the video!

Posted by Brian Leiter on February 20, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 17, 2015

Ted Ruger Named Dean of Penn

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has named Professor Theodore Ruger, the current Deputy Dean of the law school, as its new permanent dean.  He will take over from Interim Dean Wendell Pritchett this summer.  Ted, who is a health law scholar and clerked for Justice Breyer, holds a JD from Harvard.    

Posted by Dan Filler on February 17, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

January 06, 2015

Berkeley's Guzman to become Dean at USC

Andrew Guzman, a leading scholar of international law and trade at Berkeley, will become Dean of the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California on July 1, 2015.

UPDATE:  The USC press release.  (Thanks to Bob Rasmussen for sending it along.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 6, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

January 05, 2015

Cardozo Dean Matthew Diller to return to Fordham as Dean in 2015-16

Fordham's announcement here.

(Thanks to John Feerick for the pointer.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 5, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

Cardozo's Susan Crawford, Miami's Mary Anne Franks and Columbia's Tim Wu named 2014 "Heroes of the Internet"...

...here.

(Thanks to Jason Walta for the pointer.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 5, 2015 in Faculty News, Law in Cyberspace | Permalink

December 03, 2014

Three finalists for George Mason Deanship

They are:  Henry Butler (longtime member of the George Mason faculty), Jim Chen (Michigan State, and the former Dean at Louisville), and my colleague Todd Henderson (Chicago).  While Todd is a natural for a Deanship, his inclusion is clearly an effort to politically diversify GMU by bringing in someone to the left of most of the current faculty!

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 3, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink